My choice of music is highly dependent on my mood. In the mornings, I enjoy catching up on the latest pop fix. In the post-lunch afternoon dip, I tend to sway off into punk rock or movie soundtracks. In the evening, when I simply need to get through that final task, electronic music can give me focus. Here are my suggestions this week.
‘Green Light’- Lorde
For me, the latest pop fix is all about Lorde’s ‘Green Light’. Three years since her last album, Lorde is back with a banger. With a euphoric house piano backing, ‘Green Light’ sees Lorde’s confidence come out from behind her former teenage hesitation.
‘The Legend of Ashitaka from “Princess Mononoke”- L’Orchestra Cinematique
I am overwhelmed with catharsis every time I listen to this track from the soundtrack of Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke. Listen to this when you need to calm yourself.
'In Common (Kaskade Radio Mix)’ - Alicia Keys
Summer festival tickets have started to go on sale in these last few weeks. But while we await summer’s arrival, we will have to do with dance tracks like this one, a remix of a single from Alicia Keys’ critically-acclaimed album of last year.
‘Talking Backwards’ - Real Estate
This track is from an album called Atlas. Produced by New York-based band Real Estate, the album is easy to listen to, but is in equal parts profound. I can listen to this album whilst working, but I can similarly listen to this actively at home or on a commute.
‘Piri Piri’ – Takuya Kuroda
Jazz has the mystical ability to make an office feel classier in an instant. The genre’s recent resurgence has certainly been strong, giving us plenty of new and exciting tracks. One of these new artists is Trumpet Player Takuya Kuroda, whose sound has a strong soul and hip-hop influence.
This week's playlist by Laura Chan, junior client executive at PR agency Racepoint Global
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